Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter I Abstract
* Hepburn grew up in Hartford, Connecticut.
* Hepburn's maternal grandparents died young and her mother was passed between relatives until she was an adult.
* Hepburn says her mother taught her children to take what life gives you and make the best of it.
* Hepburn's father was a...
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